Monday, 23 January 2017

WATCH | Ellen DeGeneres' Emotional Video Tribute to Barack and Michelle Oabama

Ellen DeGeneres paid a heartwarming tribute to now former President of the United States, Barack Obama in a 5- minute long video she published on YouTube on Obama's last day of holding office.

In the video, Ellen can be seen thanking Mr. Obama for standing up for the LGBT rights when in power, saying, "“I am a happily married woman because of him. And so is my wife!”

During his time in office, Mr. Obama had visited The Ellen Show twice, besides appearing in several live link- ups with the show. 

The video also shows Ellen engaged in various hilarious moments with Michelle Obama including the time when Mrs. Obama went shopping with the talk show host and the latter took a megaphone to ask an entire store if they had a cream for the First Lady's rash.

Earlier, Mr. Obama had called Ellen a "role model" for coming out openly as a lesbian in the late '90's. During the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony, the former president also said that Ellen "reminds us that we have more in common than we realise”.

He then continued to say, “It’s easy to forget now, when we’ve come so far, where now marriage is equal under the law, just how much courage was required for Ellen to come out on the most public of stages almost 20 years ago. Just how important it was, not just to the LGBT community, but for all of us to see somebody so full of kindness and light, somebody we liked so much, somebody who could be our neighbor, or our colleague, or our sister, challenge our own assumptions. Remind us that we have more in common than we realize. Push our country in the direction of justice. 

“What an incredible burden that was to bear, to risk your career like that.”

Barack Obama ended his term as President of the United States on 20th January, 2017 at 12 PM, Washington D.C time.

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